Thursday, July 23, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Presenters: PBS Digital Innovator All Star/PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion Mike Lang and Roshanna Beard will be joined by Britt Hawthorne, a nationally recognized anti-bias/anti-racist teacher-educator.

When conversations of racial injustice and equity arise, many educators find themselves reacting in the moment, without being prepared for these important conversations. In this series, we’ll introduce steps you can take to be proactive, starting with a focus on media literacy. In the second episode of our four part series, “Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching,” we’ll explore ways in which you can use media to know better and teach better. The current media landscape is oversaturated, and it’s sometimes hard to analyze which resources are best, especially around topics of racism and oppression. This conversation is designed to help educators analyze and evaluate media, and provide important context so you can meaningfully shape your anti-racist classroom planning and practices. We’ll also focus on ways in which you can use these media literacy tools to empower yourself and your students to change classroom and personal practice.

PBS Digital Innovator All Star/PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion Mike Lang and Roshanna Beard will be joined by Britt Hawthorne. Britt Hawthorne is a nationally recognized anti-bias/anti-racist teacher-educator. Britt partners with action-orientated educators, helping them to plan their next steps for creating classroom environments that are inclusive and equitable for all learners. Her work seeks to move justice from being an idea to the accepted culture. You’ll also have the chance to meet peers throughout the country to discuss how educators can enact and embody anti-racist learning and practices.

PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

This workshop is part of the PBS series Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching.

ATTENTION: The registration above is for TLC purposes only. If you plan on attending this workshop, make sure to also REGISTER HERE.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.